RANK

A world-weary taxi driver always has a story to tell about his passengers. But he soon finds the story isn't over just because they've got out of the cab.

Lying low in a roadside cafe, yet eager to get something off his chest, the taxi driver imparts an epic encounter with a young woman and her two small children as they travel cross country to buy a horse. As this odyssey unfolds and the woman's plight becomes known, the taxi driver is forced to decide what is more important; to get the job done or to act like a decent human being.

 

But, as he battles to tell his tale against the backdrop of an ever-ringing phone, it is apparent he has become far more involved in the lives of his passengers than he ever intended.

This one act, one person play was featured as part of Documental Theatre's 2020 #WhereTo? project. This exerpt was released to promote the show. 

Taxi Driver - Dan Gaisford

Written by Dan Gaisford

THE NOOK

A successful author has gone to ground.

 

Meanwhile, the publisher is losing patience; the final deadline immanent.

 

In a last ditch bid to salvage Emma's reputation (and his career), editor Greg tracks down author, Emma, to a remote writing spot. A far cry from London.

Following attempts to steer the errant and increasingly unpredictable writer back on track, it becomes clear that Emma is more interested in exploring her new found artistic and personal freedoms. Both wish to reignite their former relationship; but what this means for each is not so easily understood.

Emma - Sarah-Jane Worrall

Greg - Dan Gaisford

Written by Dan Gaisford

Directed by Will Thorp

RADIO ZUMMERZET

Paying homage to local radio and the rural communities it serves, Radio Zummerzet presents a wry, comedic picture of the country in lockdown. Devised and co-written by the cast, it features eclectic radio personalities and abstract news stories; reflecting local voices and rural responses to the 2020 Covid-19 crisis.

Radio Zummerzet (episode 2)Wassail Theatre
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In episode two, a radio phone-in starts to unravel when carpet fitter Chris lets rip on the subject of 'annoying habits'.

Produced by Wassail Theatre as part of its Somerset Emergency Theatre initiative.

Sam - Jack Kelly

Sarah - Lizzie Stables

Chris - Dan Gaisford

Written by Dan Gaisford

Directed by Jesse Briton

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